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SOLD Surya Statue Riding in His Chariot with 7 Horses 31.5"
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    SOLD Surya Statue Riding in His Chariot with 7 Horses 31.5"

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    • Materials: Lost Wax Method Ice brass, Polished Bronze, Pewter, Bronze, & Copper
    • Total Height Including Base: 31.5 inches
    • Figure Height: 19 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 31 x 25 inches
    • Weight: 225 pounds

    Description

    Surya is cast from an amazing combination of 5 metals; ice brass, polished Bronze, pewter, antique brown bronze, copper.  Surya is made from pure copper.  The driver is cast from ice brass.  The wheel of the chariot is polished bronze while the chariot is copper.  The seven horses are made from; 2 pewter, 2 antique brown bronze, 1 ice brass, 1 copper and 1 black bronze.  The base the horses stand on is made from ice brass.

    Surya is standing high upon his horse drawn chariot.  His four faces look out in the four directions.  Behind him fourth face is a gleaming halo, shaped like the flames of the sun.  His front two hands are in the abhaya mudra showing his devotees that they have nothing to fear from Surya.  His other six hands hold 2 clubs, a noose, discus, weapon and a flower.  His small driver is seated in front of Surya above the single wheel of the chariot.  The chariot driver's hands are held up as if holding the reigns of the seven horses he has in his care.  The seven horses are all raised up on their hind legs as if they are galloping on the wind across the sky.  The entire piece is made up of many smaller pieces each cast separately.  The base is the foundation of the piece.  The chariot slides into the base.  Surya slides on top of the chariot.  The driver is placed on top of the chariot above the single wheel.  The wheel must balance below the driver.  Each one of the seven horses slides into their position on the base.

    About The Hindu God Surya:  Surya is the main solar deity in Hinduism, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa. He has hair and arms of gold. Surya drives through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses.  Each horse represent one of the seven chakras. In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day. Furthermore, Shaivites and Vaishnavas often regard Surya as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu, respectively. For example, the sun is called Surya Narayana by Vaishnavas. In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of eight forms of Shiva, named the Astamurti.

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    USA Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.